Satellite photo, smoke from New Mexico wildfires

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(Updated at 4:56 p.m. MDT June 1, 2018)

The satellite photo above was taken at 4:32 p.m. MDT June 1 showing smoke from three fires in New Mexico and Colorado.

Below is a photo of the same general area taken four hours earlier. The fires are being pushed by strong winds, resulting in a rapid rate of spread.

Articles on Wildfire Today about the Ute Park Fire.

(Originally published at 1:02 p.m. MDT June 1, 2018)

This satellite photo shows smoke from three fires at 12:32 p.m. MDT June 1, 2018. Two of the fires are in New Mexico, the Ute Park Fire and the Buzzard Fire. Both are being spread rapidly by strong winds which makes the smoke plume long and narrow.

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Satellite photo, smoke from fires in New Mexico and Colorado at 12:32 p.m. MDT June 1, 2018.

In southwest Colorado there appears to be a new fire, possibly north of Durango. I don’t believe it is the Horse Park Fire. Update at 1:34 p.m. MDT June 1, 2018. We just confirmed the smoke in Southwest Colorado is from a new fire about 12 miles north of Durango, the 416 Fire.  

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

One thought on “Satellite photo, smoke from New Mexico wildfires”

  1. Why have sheriffs departments through colorado not declared burn ban?? The fire danger is extreme everywhere

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